At Paris Saint-Germain, coach Christophe Galtier is up for debate. For his successor, a former Bayern coach was brought into the conversation.
Paris – On Sunday, the first rumours surfaced that Julian Nagelsmann could succeed Christophe Galtier at Paris Saint-Germain. The former coach of FC Bayern Munich, who learned of his dismissal from the media in March, is not only causing positive feelings in France.
|Born:||23 July 1987 (age 35 years), Landsberg am Lech|
|Previous clubs:||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, FC Bayern Munich|
Nagelsmann tips in the run-up to the CL round of 16 between Bayern and PSG
This season, Julian Nagelsmann threw Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League shortly before his dismissal with FC Bayern. In the round of sixteen, the Munich team prevailed against the star ensemble from the French capital and showed them the limits.
In the pre-match press conferences, the 35-year-old made some points in the direction of PSG. "I don't think Mbappé will be out. He will certainly get fit in time," he said in response to the absence of superstar Kylian Mbappe. His self-confidence was seen as arrogance in France.
Guy Roux is critical of Julian Nagelsmann. © IMAGO / osnapix; IMAGO / PanoramiC
Ex-Bayern coach to PSG? French coaching legend takes a critical view of Nagelsmann
In the wake of these rumours, French coaching legend Guy Roux had been critical of a potential Nagelsmann signing. "With Henry as assistant coach, I would fully welcome this decision. However, not with Julian Nagelsmann as number one, who in my opinion is too young for such a task," explained the 84-year-old.
The coach, who sat on the bench of Auxerre from 1961 to 2005 with minor interruptions, is not a fan of the German. "Every time I saw Nagelsmann in front of the TV, he lost his nerve," he told Sport1. He sees him as Galtier's successor with great skepticism.
Nagelsmann would have to bring superstars behind him at Paris
The fact that the Parisian star ensemble is anything but easy to train was also experienced by Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino. Both had their problems with the superstars and lost their jobs. According to Jimmy Algerino, a former PSG player, the first thing a coach has to do is earn the respect of the stars.
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"Stars like Kylian Mbappé, Gianluigi Donnarumma or Neymar will want to test him immediately and see what character Nagelsmann has, how he reacts in stressful situations, and so on and so forth," the 51-year-old explained the pace in the French capital. (jari)